Carvana (NYSE:CVNA) and Lazydays (NASDAQ:LAZY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Carvana and Lazydays’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carvana $858.87 million 7.65 -$18.31 million ($1.21) -38.76
Lazydays N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Lazydays has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Carvana.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.0% of Carvana shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of Lazydays shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.4% of Carvana shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of Lazydays shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Carvana has a beta of -0.94, indicating that its stock price is 194% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lazydays has a beta of -0.08, indicating that its stock price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Carvana and Lazydays’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carvana -5.30% -33.44% -9.75%
Lazydays N/A 7.75% 1.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Carvana and Lazydays, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carvana 0 4 9 0 2.69
Lazydays 0 0 2 0 3.00

Carvana presently has a consensus price target of $55.86, suggesting a potential upside of 19.11%. Lazydays has a consensus price target of $15.75, suggesting a potential upside of 122.14%. Given Lazydays’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lazydays is more favorable than Carvana.

Summary

Lazydays beats Carvana on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Carvana Company Profile

Carvana Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates an e-commerce platform for buying used cars in the United States. The company purchases, reconditions, sells, and delivers vehicles. Its platform allows customers to research and identify a vehicle; inspect it using company's proprietary 360-degree vehicle imaging technology; obtain financing and warranty coverage; purchase the vehicle; and schedule delivery or pick-up. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

Lazydays Company Profile

Lazydays Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates recreation vehicle (RV) dealerships in the United States. It provides various products, including RV sales, RV services, financing and insurance products, RV parts and accessories, RV rentals, third-party protection plans, and RV camping for RV owners. The company offers various new and used vehicles; onsite general RV maintenance and repair services; and collision repair services, as well as sells and installs various parts and accessories. It also operates a fleet of vehicles for rent; and Lazydays RV resort at Tampa, Florida. In addition, the company arranges financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources; and offers various third-party protection plans and services to the purchasers of its RVs. It operates five dealership locations in Florida, Arizona, and Colorado. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Seffner, Florida.

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